Wade’s Bad Act Costing the HEAT?
And (Dwyane) Wade? He was 2-for-13 from the floor. He had five points, five turnovers and one assist. Wade was the worst player on the court, and that’s not hyperbole or opinion. That’s a fact. Wade’s plus-minus rating was the worst of anyone who played, and not by a little bit. He finished the game at minus-25 — 10 points behind anyone else. Think about that: The Heat lost by 19, and nobody but Wade was below minus-15. He was terrible.
But he acted worse. Wade went for the toddler’s trifecta, using pantomime to blame his poor play on injury, then whining to referees for help and finally getting in the face of his own coach, Erik Spoelstra, who tried to defuse their third-quarter incident afterward by saying it was no big deal, it was the kind of thing that happens all the time, here a cliché, there a cliché, everywhere a cliché-cliché.
Truth? Wade was a total jerk. If that happens all the time, fine. Wade is a jerk all the time. But only in the past week has Wade been such a ridiculously bad guy that it’s been impossible to ignore.